Anyone, any agent can sell a house. In fact Josh Tonkes, Director of my house, often jokes that a trained monkey in a suit can sell a house. We know this might sound strange coming from the agent, but we believe our role isn’t to just ‘sell’ your property – it’s to achieve a Premium Price. To obtain the hidden 5% – 10% extra.

That’s our role, to find the best buyer.

How do we do that? Well that’s a longer conversation, but we can say that the value of your property is dependant on 4 things:

  • The Location
  • The Presentation
  • Which Agent You Use
  • The Marketing

The good news is we, as the selling team, control 3 of those things. So when you’re ready to sit down and talk about selling, let’s discuss how we can achieve a Premium Price for you as well.

#7 Reasons to sell your house with my house

  1. Being a boutique agency, we put our clients needs first. Unlike lots of other agencies who are only after a quick sale and quick commission
  2. We are the Penrith areas most recommended and referred real estate agent – something we are very proud of
  3. The owners of the business and staff are locals. Our kids go to school in the area, we shop at the same shops as you do – we know the area
  4. We constantly achieve higher sale prices for our sellers
  5. The office boasts close to 80 years of experience
  6. Our selling fees are fair. We’re not the most expensive, we’re not the cheapest, but we are the best value
  7. We have a database of over 2,000 potential buyers

Selling your home – FAQs

Q. How long does it take to sell?

Of course there’s no way to answer this accurately. Every house sale is different. However, on average, we do find that most properties sell within 12 days to 6 weeks. Every seller should be aiming for a sale within the first few weeks as that is the prime time to achieve the best price.

Q. How much do you charge?

We made the decision a long time ago not to be a cheap and nasty or low fee agent. Reducing the fees often leads to a reduction in service and that is something we are not willing to do. Likewise, no seller wants to pay thousands of dollars unnecessarily. Our selling fees are fair. We’re not the most expensive, we’re not the cheapest but we are the best value.

Q. What is home staging?

A good way to look at this is – decorating is your taste (to live with) / staging is to appeal to a wider audience (to sell). When selling your house you want to appeal to as many people as possible. You only get one chance to really impress a buyer. Experts say that staged homes sell faster and for higher prices.

Staging is what you do after you’ve cleaned, de-cluttered and made minor repairs. It’s all about dressing the house for sale.

Q. How does my house realty achieve premium sale prices?

The team at my house realty have fine tuned various systems and strategies that enable us to sell your biggest asset for a premium price. We believe in working as a team in conjunction with the owners to successfully steer towards our goal. When negotiating for our sellers, we are like a ‘dog with a bone’. We also have one of the best trained and most experienced teams in real estate. We conduct several training sessions each week to keep our skills sharp.

Q. What can I do to increase my sale price?

Well the first thing you should do is appoint my house realty to be your selling agent.

This is a complicated question, because every house will have a different answer. Some general tips can include:

  • Cleaning – doesn’t cost much and has a huge return on investment
  • De-clutter – selling is a great time for a clean out / throw out
  • Fix obvious faults – might be the letterbox leaning or a loose door handle. Always remember, if you can see it….so can a buyer
  • Atmosphere – remember you’re selling a lifestyle, not just a house. Also keep in mind that smell is our strongest sense. Get rid of bad odors (pets, smoking, damp). Try for a simple, fresh smell.

Q. Should we sell with a Private Treaty or Auction campaign?

It’s really a ‘horses for courses’ answer. What we need to look at is the property itself as well as the type of buyer it would attract..

In some areas of Sydney, auctions are the most common way of selling. In other areas, private treaty is. So, the bottom line is, talk with your my house agent and weigh up the pros and cons of both options. Pick the option that will attract the most number of buyers and will create competition amongst the buyers.

Q. What is the best time of the year to sell?

This is a question we are asked often. If your house has season appeal, then it might be worth waiting. Seasonal appeal might be if you’re located close to the beach or water or have a beautiful resort style swimming pool in the backyard. The old way of thinking was that Spring was the best time to sell. Yes, there are lots of sales in Spring, but there can also be more houses on the market which means more competition for the sellers. So again, like most things, it can be a case by case situation. Talk to your my house agent and they can lay out all of the possibilities.